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2014

Apple touts secure design of iOS as Google chief admits Android is best target for malicious hackers

Thursday February 27, 2014

Speaking at Mobile World Conference, Google's new Android chief Sundar Pichai admitted that security plays second fiddle to "freedom" in the design and implementation of Google's mobile operation system, exposing Android users to an overwhelming, disproportionate share of malware vulnerabilities.

ABC will live stream Oscars to iOS devices for first time, but with restrictions

Thursday February 27, 2014

ABC on Thursday announced that it will be live streaming the 86th Academy Awards to the Web and mobile devices, including Apple's iOS lineup, but plans to limit access to subscribers of certain pay-TV providers in specific areas of the country.

Apple adds hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar to iTunes festival lineup

Thursday February 27, 2014

Grammy-nominated West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar is set to headline the second day of next month's iTunes Festival in Austin, Texas, the latest lyrical luminary to appear at the event's U.S. debut.

Instapaper adds AirPlay support, Readdle redesigns Documents for iOS

Thursday February 27, 2014

Users of popular save-for-later app Instapaper can now stream saved videos directly to their television with Apple's AirPlay, while all-in-one document management app Documents has been redesigned with a flat, iOS 7-inspired user interface.

Apple's dynamic user interface would adapt to user's proximity, allowing control from close & far

Thursday February 27, 2014

Apple has shown continued interest in a new input method that would use advanced sensors to detect gestures, movements, location and distance from a user, allowing a person to easily transition from physical input up close to gesture controls from afar.

Apple retains title of 'most admired' company for 7th straight victory

Thursday February 27, 2014

For the seventh year in a row, Apple has been deemed the "World's Most Admired Company," edging out rivals such as Amazon and Google to take first place in the 2014 rankings.

South Korea allows Samsung to continue use of SEPs in litigation, rejects Apple complaint

Thursday February 27, 2014

South Korea's antitrust authority, the Korea Fair Trade Commission, on Wednesday rejected an Apple complaint asserting Samsung is unfairly leveraging its portfolio of standard-essential wireless patents against rivals in ongoing litigation.

Arizona governor vetoes gay discrimination bill Apple rallied against

Wednesday February 26, 2014

Arizona Governor Governor Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed a controversial bill that would have, in effect, legalized wide-ranging discrimination of homosexuals as an extension of religious freedom. Apple, along with a number of other major U.S. corporations, banded together to have the bill shot down.

Apple clears hurdles for large-scale iOS device deployment with updated IT tools

Wednesday February 26, 2014

Apple on Wednesday revealed a variety of changes and additions to its iOS device deployment and management tools for IT professionals in a bid to streamline mass deployments for large enterprise and education institutions.

Apple details Touch ID and Secure Enclave tech in new security white paper

Wednesday February 26, 2014

An iOS security white paper published by Apple on Wednesday offers a deeper understanding of the company's Touch ID fingerprint sensing system and the so-called "Secure Enclave" found in the A7 SoC, both of which were introduced with the iPhone 5s.

Apple releases Mac Pro firmware update to address Power Nap fan control, USB device recognition issues

Wednesday February 26, 2014

Apple on Wednesday released an SMC firmware update for the redesigned Mac Pro that enhances Power Nap fan control and fixes an issue that caused recognize low-speed USB devices on system startup.

iOS 7.0.6 adoption in North America reached 13.3% within 48 hours - report

Wednesday February 26, 2014

New mobile tracking data shows that within two days of its release, Apple's iOS 7.0.6 security and maintenance update -- which repaired a potentially critical SSL-related bug -- was already installed on more than 13 percent of iPhones and iPads in North America.

Soundgarden joins US debut of Apple's iTunes Festival at SXSW

Wednesday February 26, 2014

Apple's first-ever iTunes Festival in the U.S., at this year's SXSW festival in Austin, Tex., will feature legendary grunge rockers Soundgarden, it was announced on Wednesday.

Apple releases iTunes 11.1.5 with fix for device connection issues

Wednesday February 26, 2014

Apple on Wednesday released a minor update for iTunes, its media and syncing suite, addressing a problem that could occur when a device was plugged into a Mac for syncing.

Director David Fincher may reteam with writer Aaron Sorkin for 'Steve Jobs' film

Wednesday February 26, 2014

David Fincher, the acclaimed director who was behind the camera for Aaron Sorkin's Academy Award winning "The Social Network," is said to be in talks to reteam for the film adaptation of Walter Isaacson's "Steve Jobs" biography.

Institutional ownership of Apple stock reaches new 5-year low

Wednesday February 26, 2014

Institutional ownership of large-cap stocks is currently at high levels, but there is one glaring exception to that trend: Apple, which is currently at a five-year low among hedge funds, banks, mutual funds, and other powerful types of financial institutions.

Apple officially appeals e-books antitrust ruling, asks for dismissal or retrial

Wednesday February 26, 2014

Apple on Tuesday filed an appeal over a U.S. district court ruling that found the company responsible for e-book price-fixing, requesting a reversal of the decision or, barring that, a new trial in front of a new judge.

FCC's debuts iOS speed test app to map performance of U.S. broadband services

Tuesday February 25, 2014

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday released a broadband speed test tool for iOS that not only provides instant feedback on current network health, but also aggregates anonymized speed and location data to maintain a nationwide performance map.

GSMA names Apple's iPad Air 'Best Mobile Tablet' of 2014

Tuesday February 25, 2014

After being snubbed in 2013, Apple won the 19th annual Global Mobile Awards' "Best Mobile Tablet" for 2014 with the iPad Air, unseating last year's winners Google and Asus for their joint effort in the Nexus 7.

Apple starts iBeacon product certification under 'Made for iPhone' program

Tuesday February 25, 2014

In a push for wider iBeacon adoption, Apple on Tuesday released specification requirements under the "Made for iPhone" program for third-party manufacturers looking to build products incorporating the Bluetooth LE-based technology.